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Air Local 512
September 18, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that 96% of those who contracted Covid-19 are now fully recovered. Illinois' average infection rate has declined to about 3.6%, and regionally, the average positivity rate continues to move down. We had no reported positive cases of COVID-19 this week. Please continue to take all safety precautions by washing your hands after every task, wearing your mask, and hand sanitizing. But above all, if you are sick, please stay home.
A last-ditch effort continues with getting support on a clean extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP). American Airlines and its Unions pen a letter to the principal leadership in Congress. On finding a way to work together to reach an agreement that would save jobs. Also, American and other CEOs of other airlines met with the White House Chief of Staff this week.
On Monday, September 21, 2020, we move into Workbrain at Chicago (ORD). The two-minute grace on badging out will no longer be available; everyone will have to badge out precisely at their scheduled time to be paid for their entire shift. Article 15 - Shift Trades/Swaps will also go into effect with the implementation of Workbrain. Ensuring payroll accuracy, please check your hours daily to resolve any discrepancies as soon as possible.
The first round of furloughs is complete; we had 104 who elected to fill part-time vacancies, (9) nine Crew Chiefs who selected to bump into full-time, (five) who chose to bump full-time in CLT, DTW, IAH, DFW, and (45) forty-five who were furlough with recall rights. Just (2) two who bumped in from DFW. We are in the process of the second round of furloughs in Chicago (ORD), which ends this Sunday, September 20, 2020, at noon. Those affected in the second round were (9) nine full-time and (20) twenty part-time. We still have not been notified if there will be a third-round furlough.
Our Representation Committee continues to over items with the Company before our Grievance Procedures are implemented. We will be setting up training for our stewards to go over all the new JCBA Grievance procedures in the coming weeks.
Approval letters going out to those who requested the VEOP and VLOA; please reach out to us at the hall if you have any questions or concerns. Submission for pension needs to be in by October 15, 2020. If it is to be paid out by November 1, 2020. A few members of the ROC are holding a goodbye at the ABR Room (ROC) for the VEOP. It will be held on September 25, 2020.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
City by city, industry by industry, TWU members are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 fight nationwide.
Please watch today's video message from TWU International President John Samuelsen on our union's tireless efforts to support our members in this global crisis.
Please continue to communicate with the TWU International staff by emailing Health@twu.org with any concerns, requests, or updates from your local. We are here to support you in this crisis as you continue to keep America moving.